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Rare Surgery of Throat Cancer performed at AIIMS Bhubaneswar

– Radio/Chemo resistance cancer at the junction of Voice box and food pipe caused difficulty in breathing and change in voice
– Voice box, Trachea and upper part of food pipe removed
– A Tunnel created inside the Chest, colon mobilized to connect the throat for making a new food pipe
– First of its kind surgery in Odisha, group of young Docs took 14 hours to complete the challenging procedure

Bhubaneswar, 04/05/2023: A group of young Doctors at AIIMS Bhubaneswar performed a rare surgery for a rare variety of Larynx (Voice box) Cancer (Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma) to save the life of a young lady. The 25 years young lady from Jagatsinghpur district being affected with advanced stage of the cancer at the junction of food and wind pipe, causing difficulty in breathing and swallowing. Unlike the usual variety of cancer, this was resistant to radiotherapy & chemotherapy. With progression of the diseases, the voice, respiration and food intake for the patient became challenging.

Prior to coming AIIMS Bhubaneswar, the lady had consulted at multiple hospitals for around one year seeking treatment. With no other option in hand, to save her life, the surgeons operated the patient with a newer approach.
The group of 10 Doctors comprising Department of ENT, Surgical Gastroenterology took 14 hours to perform the challenging procedure.

The ENT surgeon removed the voice box (Larynx), upper part of the wind pipe (Trachea), Pharynx, upper part of food pipe (Esophagus) and part of the thyroid gland.
Gastrosurgeon dissected the colon and mobilized it into the neck through a tunnel made between the Sternum (Breast bone) and the heart connecting the base of tongue with the stomach, making a new food channel. Post operatively the patient was managed in ICU.
After two months of surgery, the patient is doing well with normal breathing and food intake.

AIIMS Bhubaneswar Executive Director Dr. Ashutosh Biswas reiterating the commitment of the national institute to serve people with new vigour has congratulated the team of doctors for this life saving surgery in a skillful way.

Dr. Dillip Kumar Samal, Associate Prof. ENT, Dr. Tanmay Dutta, Asst. Prof Surgical Gastroenterology and Dr. Ajitesh Sahu, Asst. Prof. (Anaesthesia) Dept. of Trauma & Emergency led the procedure. Dr. Pradipta Kumar Parida, HoD ENT guided the team. DDA(I/c) Rasmi Ranjan Sethy has also congratulated the team for the effort.

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